Pickford is penalty hero as England reach quarter finals


Speaking to ITV's Gabriel Clarke, the Liverpool midfielder said: "I apologise to back home, to anybody who skipped a heartbeat!"

Then tomorrow maybe help England win their first ever World Cup penalty shootout?

The 31-year-old will experience a rivalry most England fans won't encounter during the match, as he lives with his Colombian girlfriend Angelica Pinzon in the country's capital Bogota.

The Three Lions had gone in front in the 57th minute thanks to a spot kick from captain and leading goalscorer Harry Kane.

In 1990, England lost to Germany 4-3 on penalties in the semi-final, in 1998, England lost to Argentina 4-3 on penalties in the Round of 16 while in 2006 they lost to Portugal 3-1 on penalties in the quarter-finals.

After Jordan saved one penalty and the Columbian's missed another one, England were sent through to the quarter-finals and he was rightfully hailed a hero. "Come on England! W".

Gareth Southgate chose Pickford as England's No. 1 ahead of the trip to Russian Federation and the Everton goalkeeper played every minute in Group G for the Three Lions.

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The Metro also go with "NEVER IN DOUBT" as England's players, led by Kane, celebrate their moment of victory.

"See you at Goodison soon!" Obviously we knew that England's history with penalties hasn't been great.

Will Greenwood, who played for Woodward in that 2003 rugby final, spoke for a generation of England fans when he tweeted: "I could cry!"

"I'd have liked a week to enjoy this one but haven't got that because Sweden are a team I respect hugely".

"This round is looking very nice for us - Sweden is the best chance and then hopefully Russian Federation get through and we play them in the semi-final".

"I thought we played really well in the first half and for their goal, it was a mistake by myself", Trippier said.

If England do get through to the semi-finals they will face either Russian Federation or Croatia while the other side sees Brazil face Belgium and France take on Uruguay.